Sutter County Man Convicted of Stabbing Friend to Death While Drunk
Above: Anthony Teglia | Photos courtesy of Sutter County District Attorney
Originally published 3-21-23 via Facebook
by the Sutter County District Attorney:
“Anthony Teglia was sentenced Friday, March 17, 2023, to 18 years in state prison for the alcohol fueled stabbing death of his friend, Cody Stratton. On February 17, 2023, Anthony Teglia (29 years old from Yuba City) pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter and admitted an enhancement for the personal use of a deadly weapon for his involvement in the fight. Mr. Teglia also pled guilty to the attempted murder of his friend Jaylon Deas with an enhancement for personally inflicting great bodily injury. Mr. Teglia further pled guilty to felony vehicle theft, two felony counts of criminal threats, felony reckless evading a peace officer, and misdemeanor driving under the influence.
Sutter County Superior Court Judge L. Davis sentenced Mr. Teglia to 18 years in state prison. As part of the plea, Mr. Teglia agreed to give up all of his custody credits for the time that he spent in jail prior to his guilty pleas on February 27, 2023 (935 days total, including custody credits.) This plea was agreed to after a lengthy discussion amongst District Attorney Jennifer Dupré, Deputy District Attorney Adam Seraphin, Mr. Deas, and Mr. Stratton’s family.
‘The constantly changing landscape of the criminal justice system in California continues to introduce new and unexpected factors that need to be considered in evaluating cases to best ensure public safety and hold those who commit heinous crimes accountable’ said Sutter County District Attorney Jennifer Dupré. ‘We hope that the Defendant’s guilty pleas and eighteen-year prison sentence provide some closure and sense of justice to the victims and their families.'”